Chaplin ACT is a Java class transformer which brings several modern language concepts into Java: contexts, composites, roles, traits (mixins), runtime type conversion, dynamic method signatures, method and field aggregators, etc. Using these concepts makes designing loosely-coupled applications and writing cohesive code easier. Chaplin can work either as a JVM agent or as a post-compilation class transformer. It does not introduce any new syntax. All functionality is implemented by means of the standard Java language elements.
LayerD is an effort to develop an extensible framework for programming languages. It features unlimited compile time programmability, modular design, pluggable code generation, unified high level semantics, multiple source languages, integration of RAD tools with compilers and languages, development of domain specific languages, development of abstract software, extensive features for code generation and meta-programming. Its implementation is able to implement software for .NET and Java bytecode using one high level language that is extensible by programming compile time functionality. There is a Java front-end that allows programming for this new framework using a well known language.
XMLFoundation provides a foundation for XML support in an application. However, it is more than just another XML parser. It applies a unique approach to handling XML that allows your application code to focus on the application rather than traversing DOM or subscribing to SAX events. The most unique feature of the XMLFoundation is the object oriented encapsulation that provides XML support in the application layer. XMLFoundation allows you to easily integrate XML with your GUI or with your server objects, and it natively supports COM, DCOM, and CORBA objects.